The I.D.F. Kills Shalit Kidnapper

Israel’s Air Force launched an air strike Thursday morning killing a Ha-mas terrorist involved in the kidnapping of IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit.
IDF Air Strike Kills Shalit Kidnapper

The kidnapping of Gilad Shalit happened in July, 2006 at Kerem Shalom. In that attack terrorists tunnels below the Gaza border fence and killed two of Shalit’s fellow soldiers and wounded another.

Mantzour was also involved in a suicide bombing attack at the Kerem Shalom Crossing nearby, just weeks ago, before Pesach (Passover). The eliminated Hamas commander also used to oversee several rocket-launching cells.

Perhaps this will give the families of Gilad Shalit, and his fellow captive soldiers some momentary peace.

Have you ever watched a flag being draped over a coffin of a brother or a friend.

Have you ever looked into a soldier’s eyes?.., the very window to his soul.
Did you glimpse the pain of horrors never told.

He learned the “walk”, his body tall and erect, each and every step perfectly ordered
He places one foot directly in front of the other forever looking foward.

He has stood at his post through the rain and the sleet,
and slept in a foxhole with little to eat

We can live serenely and harbor no fright,
He whispers when leaving,”It will all be alright.”

When he finally returns home, either standing or dead,
We must not forget why he fought or he bled.

He slides his rifle in his bag thickly padded,
Then quietly pausing, this — he added:
This fight may be on foreign land, on streets that are not my own,
because this time the next fight will not be back at Home.

You may catch him bending and gently pulling from his bag,
An Israeli, an American flag.

At night with your eyelids heavy, and your breathing so deep,
Secure and surrounded by the soldier’s strength…drift off into sleep.

The American.
The Israeli.
Soldier.
The embodiment of mettle and bravery.

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19 Responses to “The I.D.F. Kills Shalit Kidnapper”

  1. EDGE says:

    GO ISRAEL! GO USA!

  2. angie says:

    I am proud of the USA and Israel!

    “When he finally returns home, either standing or dead,
    We must not forget why he fought or he bled.”

    Thanks Angel

  3. KKarlmM says:

    So that makes it One down….two to go…..or more.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=capBDkzAlnM

    Oh please do inform the others….They will indeed “be back”..

  4. sayitlikeitis says:

    BEAUTIFUL POST
    May god protect those who protect his people. AMEN

  5. Kevin says:

    Galid’s plight is horrible, but at least they got one of the guys who caused the war in the first place. Nice work, Israel.

  6. Katie says:

    Very beautiful and fitting. Add my site to that list.

  7. tapline says:

    Angel, Outstanding as usual. Great poem….So…..correct….so……to the point……so……Right…….Stay well……..

  8. Rosemary says:

    That is very emotional. I pray for their families to find peace, if only for a moment. Find the strength that is from G-d, and live proudly because he lived. G-d bless them, and thank you for sharing this.

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  10. michael says:

    We should never rejoice in death, but there are some folks who need killing. This was one of them.

  11. Dinah Lord says:

    Wonderful, moving post Miss Angel.

    I’m glad they got this guy and I pray for Gilad Shalit and his family.

    And may God Bless our fighting men and women around the world.

  12. Debbie says:

    Good news, such good news.

  13. Roger W. Gardner says:

    Beautiful, moving post. Angel. Thank you. You can add Radarsite to that list.

  14. Nightcrawler says:

    Beautiful post. One down, thousands more to go.

  15. Aurora says:

    As everybody has already said, this is a beautiful post. Our soldiers are the real life heroes of our world. They must come home to a hero’s welcome.
    Good news about the kidnapper…Bravo I.D.F. I wish he’d grown a conscience and fessed up to where Gilad was before he died. Well, we can dream, can’t we?

  16. Daniel Ruwe says:

    Great post, Angel.

  17. Jason says:

    Excellent post Angel. The I.D.F. are truly noble and brave.

  18. MK says:

    Good news that Angel, nice to know the evil doers will be held to account one way or another.

  19. Brooke says:

    Here’s to the hope that we get the rest of those filthy rats! (No insult intended to the rats.)